Christmas traditions in our family and our city We celebrate Christmas every year at 24 December. Every country and even city has its own Christmas habits. I will describe Christmas custom s in our family and our city.
My favorite Christmas cakes are gingerbreads. Here is a recipe: 500g of flo u r, 150g of honey, 200g of sugar, two eggs, one bag of gingerbread powder ,80g of butter,
5g of sod ium bicarbonate, one yolk.
Procedure: Mix all ingredients together and form brown dough . R oll the dough and cut small gingerbread cookie s . At the end , put the egg yolk on the gingerbreads and bake .
I b uy gifts for my relatives on 18th December. I usually buy them in Malacky.
I always b uy gifts for 8 people . A nd I wrap them nicely .
Decorating the tree
On 23 December, we decorate the Christmas tree with beautiful Christmas decoration. Mum makes punch. And we can start to w ork . The whole family decorates our Christmas tree. In the afternoon, daddy kill s the carp.
Christmas Eve dinner
We have cabbage soup for dinner and carp with potato salad. After the dinner , we have fruit s and cakes. Then we go to the tree.
After the dinner we exchange gifts. We open
them one by one . On 25 December we go to the
grandparents. The rest of our family members
come there too. We exchange all gifts together
Christmas markets in Malacky
In Malacky , there are Christmas markets each year .
At m arkets you can buy sweets and toys. On Sundays we light candles on the Advent wreath.
It is also a big rush in the shops .
There are lot of people everywhere.
And everyone is stressed.
After Christmas it is peace.
Shops are nearly empty.
In the last few years p eople usually forget the time of love and grace that Christams time brings. They forget the basic Christas ideas.
They are nervous and stressed. They are focused mainly on shopping. Don’t forget to be nice and kind to each other.